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Moby Releases Live DVD With Tons Of Extras April 18; Watch Video Here

4/2/2006 9:00am EDT
Moby. Multi-faceted musical maverick. Punk rock survivor. Rave culture pioneer. Multi-million-selling underground icon. House music lover. Grammy nominee. Award winner. Movie soundtrack composer. Superstar DJ. Techno titan. Innovator. Agitator. Remixer. Motormouth. Simpsons fan. Internationally acclaimed. Renaissance Man of pop.

Moby releases a live DVD on April 18, 2006 entitled "Moby: Live, The Hotel Tour 2005" (Scroll down for two full videos from the DVD).

Recording during the Hotel tour in 2005, the DVD features classic Moby tracks such as Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?, We A...

Celebrity Birthdays, March 2

3/2/2006 3:00am EST
Lou Reed
Happy Birthday to "A.J. Soprano" Robert Iler (1985), Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (1982), Lady in the Water star Bryce Dallas Howard (1981), actress Heather McComb (1977), Coldplay singer Chris Martin (1977), new James Bond actor Daniel Craig (1968), rocker Jon Bon Jovi (1962), SNL alum Laraine Newman (1952), singer Karen Carpenter (1950; d. 1983), Star Trek doctor Gates McFadden (1949), singer Eddie Money (1949), Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher (1948), Velvet Underground singer Lou Reed (1942), authors John Irving (1942) and Tom Wolfe (1931), former Soviet Union presid...

Norah Jones Side Project "The Little Willies" To Release Debut Album March 7

2/3/2006 12:42pm EST
Norah Jones
On March 7, 2006, Milking Bull Records will release the self-titled debut by The Little Willies, an album that perfectly distills the fun, down-to-earth spirit of this New York band's club shows. The group - Lee Alexander (bass), Jim Campilongo (electric guitar), Norah Jones (piano, vocals), Richard Julian (guitar, vocals) and Dan Rieser (drums) - tears through a mix of covers and originals, from the revved-up western swing of Fred Rose's "Roly Poly" and Willie Nelson's "I Gotta Get Drunk" to the cutting wit of Kris Kristofferson's "Best Of All Possible Worlds"; from the poignancy of Townes...

Velvet Underground Star Slams Film 'Factory Girl,' Sienna Miller

1/24/2006 10:54am EST
Lou Reed
Acclaimed rocker Lou Reed has branded Sienna Miller a "whore" for agreeing to play Andy Warhol's muse Edie Sedgwick in upcoming biopic "Factory Girl." The Velvet Underground star was close friends with Warhol after they met in New York City in the 1960s and is horrified by the fictionalisation of parts of "Factory Girl's" plot - including a fictitious character.

He says, "There is no limit to how low some people will go to write something to make money. They're all a bunch of whores."

In "Factory Girl," a beautiful, wealthy young party girl drops out of Harvard in 1965 and heads ...

First Ever Velvet Underground DVD Due

12/29/2005 10:45am EST
Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground finally make it to DVD on January 24, 2006 with the Rhino release of Velvet Redux: Live MCMXCIII. This first-ever DVD from the pioneering alternative rock group features sizzling performances from the quartet's European reunion tour.

Filmed live at the Paris Olympia on June 15, 16, and 17, 1993, Live MCMXCIII captures the original line-up -- Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, and Moe Tucker -- on extended versions of VU classics like "Femme Fatale," "Pale Blue Eyes," and "Heroin," and on more obscure fare like "Hey Mr. Rain" and "I'm Sticking With You" (both...

The Legacy of Chris Whitley

11/23/2005 3:37pm EST
Chris Whitley
As we reported here yesterday, singer/songwriter Chris Whitley passed away this past Sunday after losing a battle with lung cancer. Bradley Bambarger over at Chris' record label Messenger Records posted this message that we thought was worth sharing:

We are deeply saddened to confirm the passing of singer-songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist Chris Whitley. Chris was a kind man and immensely talented artist whose music has become an intimate part of many of our lives. We are pained to acknowledge this loss and we grieve along with those who knew and loved him and his music.


mtvU Woodie Awards Winners & Recap

11/3/2005 10:35am EST
Motion City Soundtrack
College students nationwide chose their favorite artists and music of the year as mtvU, MTV's college network, celebrated the "2005 mtvU Woodie Awards" on Wednesday, November 2nd. Big winners of the night included Motion City Soundtrack, My Chemical Romance, Death Cab For Cutie, mewithoutYou, The Afters, Muse, Fall Out Boy and the Gorillaz. With surprise appearances by music legend Lou Reed and actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the event showcased unforgettable performances and appearances by music's hottest up-and-coming acts, alongside college students from across the country who appeared ...